PIE Meeting Oct. 4

Welcome to PIE 2016-2017!

Hello PIE Members! We hope that your 2016-2017 school year has started off well!  Please check your District Calendar for all of the exciting events this year.

Our first meeting will be October 4th in the VIS AuditoriumKristin Swann, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services,  and VCSD Staff will present an overview of the Enrichment offerings at Victor Schools. This is a great way to get first hand information about the numerous options. Opportunities vary from year to year so please come to hear about the current programs.

Nov 8th we are pleased to welcome Dr Sandra Eller. She is a college admissions consultant who will be presenting and answering questions about preparing for that next big step. If you have specific questions please send them to me, kaierprescott@yahoo.com,  so that we can forward them to Dr Eller. She is very willing to answer parent questions and tailor the presentation to specific topics. We are very grateful to Kristin Swann for arranging this wonderful opportunity!

Shared Decision Making Councils

There are still spots open for parent representatives on many building councils as well as all grade levels of the program reviews (Science, Health, Home & Careers).  The first meeting is Tuesday, Sept 13, 3:30pm – 5pm in the VECS Boardroom. Please contact Stephanie Dempsey 13sdempsey@gmail.com if you are interested. Decisions are made at these meetings and parents are given a seat at the table – we need to fill those seats!

Sept 21, 6pm, Informational Meeting for PIE Computer Programming Club that is due to start in January. Look for more info in What’s Happening.

Oct 18, 7pm, PTSA Community Forum:  Scott Fitch  “Pause Before You Post”. Information for all families as we navigate this digital world. JH students will have a presentation during the school day.

PIE Chess Clubs

At this point, Victor Primary Chess Club will not be happening this year. Unfortunately, we have not had any parents/guardians volunteer to supervise the sessions. If you are interested and available 2:45pm – 4:15pm,  about 2 Wednesdays a month starting in October please contact me, kaierprescott@yahoo.com. We have plenty of chess boards and a room reserved,  but we need an adult to supervise in order for the program to run.  Knowledge of chess is helpful but not required.

Victor Intermediate Chess Club will start Oct 5th 3:15-4pm. Registration forms will be in What’s Happening.

Any parents interested in starting a Victor Early Childhood School Chess Club or doing some family chess sessions please contact me.

Rochester Children’s Book Festival  Nov 12 10am -4pm at MCC. Please join us at this Fabulous, Free, Local Event!! Bring your children to talk with the authors of their favorite books. Take part in author presentations, listen to new books read by the author, story related arts & crafts and much more. New this year! Thanks to a PIE Member, Victor Students’ artwork will be showcased at the event!

Mark Your Calendars for all PIE Meetings as well as Awesome Art Day Jan 21, Super Science Saturday Feb 11, and PIE Chess Tournament March 18.

Please add your enrichment experiences to the PIEx Directory!

We hope that you have a wonderful school year!

PIEx Enrichment Directory

New PIEx Enrichment Directory!

We are proud to release the new PIEx Enrichment Directory! Suggested by parents at last year’s opening meeting, the PIEx Enrichment Directory lists activities outside of Victor Central Schools that stimulate minds to new heights. Entries are crowd-sourced by Victor parents and reviewed for appropriate content before posting. Do you know of an enrichment program that you’d like to suggest to other Victor parents? Submit your suggestion!